SI Joint Pain is the result of Sacroiliac Joint (SI Joint) dysfunction, which may also be reffered to as:
- sacroiliac joint disorder;
- sacroiliac joint syndrome;
- sacroiliac joint strain; and
- sacroiliac joint inflammation.
Each of these terms refers to a condition that causes pain in the sacroiliac joints and results in lower back pain and/or leg pain.
The sacroiliac joint connects the triangular bone at the bottom of the spine (the sacrum) with the pelvis. As with most other joints in the body, the sacroiliac joints have a cartilage layer covering the bone which allows for some movement and acts as a cushion between the bones. When this cartilage is damaged or worn down, the bones begin to rub on each other. As with other weight-bearing joints of the body, this can lead to osteoarthritis. Your doctor will order advanced diagnostic imaging to confirm this diagnosis before beginning treatment.
The discomfort of SI Joint Pain can often be traced back to inflammation and muscle imbalances. SpineOne uses a multi-disciplinary approach of minimally-invasive procedures to reduce the inflammation and relieve debilitating pain, while recommending a consistent physical therapy routine to correct muscle imbalances and resume normal range of motion. SpineOne patients receiving this combination of therapies often report significant improvement of sacroiliac joint pain, resumption of normal activity, and increased quality of life.